There was time,
When precious minerals laid abundant on, in and on the banks of rivers and streams whenever it rained;
the wealth was everywhere, not that we did not see it and profit from it.
Then a time came, when the value of this precious wealth was “discovered” by visitors and it’s value shot up exponentially (the rest is History).
What do we see now when it rains?
A new form of wealth, shrouded in Illusion;
Floating in a not, if not all our gutters (a lot of which used to be rivers and screams when they were younger and “less civilized by inhabitants).
Like in the past, we did not see the full value of this wealth.
Are we awaiting for visitors once more to use this wealth floating in out gutters whenever it rains?
Are we going to sit there and leave this wealth to continue washing away into the sea (helping cause floods on it’s “glorious journey of waste”.
Are we waiting for foreigners to come and tell us it’s value before we see its value?
….The wealth, tagged as waste, washed away, helping flood our lives, all because we do not value it.
proper waste management.
Source: GreenGhanaian Initiative / Albert Masoperh
Agriculture can power the economic transformation of African countries, according to a new report from the Ghana-based African Centre Economic Transformation (ACET), founded by former Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, K.Y. Amoako.
The 2017 report, Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation, has been backed by Kofi Annan and some African finance ministers.
Mr Ebenezer Azidoku, the Afram Plains North District Agriculture Director has called on government to provide storage facilities for farmers who would benefit from government’s ‘planting for food and jobs’ programme.
Making the call through the Ghana News Agency (GNA), he said the provision of those storage facilities such as the Improved Narrow Ventilated Crib, silos and grain dryers would enable farmers to produce on a large scale and improve their standard of living
Residents of Agona Swedru in the Agona West Municipality of the Central Region last Saturday undertook a 5-hour massive clean up exercise to mark the monthly National Sanitation Day.
Led by the Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Ishmael Ogyefo and his able officers, the residents cleared choked gutters along the principal streets of the town.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Eastern Region has urged the Police to intensify efforts to arrest culprits who discharged textile waste chemicals into the Nsukwao River in the New Juaben Municipality.
Some unknown persons on Saturday discharged significant quantity of dye chemical waste into the river which joins the Densu River, a major water of source in Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo will officially open the World Tourism Forum, the first to be held in Africa, at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra this morning.
Tourism Ministers from ten African countries are expected at the forum, along with other influential personalities such as former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Jack Straw, former UK Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair and BulutBag, president of the Executive Board of the World Tourism Forum.
President Akufo-Addo has assured residents in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region that the Salaga Water Plant will be incorporated into urban water supply system.
Salaga has been part of the community based water supply system for a very long time, but the population has increased beyond 5,000 customers.
There is no doubt that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the 193 nations in 2015, is a major step towards addressing poverty, inequality, and climate change over the next 15 years. As the global community including Ghana work towards implementing these goals, it is very significant to invest in pragmatic solutions that have the greatest potentials in tackling the root causes of poverty, inequality, climate change, economically inclusive, cross-cutting impacts.
The mayor of Tamale, Honorable Iddrisu Musah Superior on Monday evening stormed some forests reserves in the metropolis to arrest and evict people who are using the forest as a place of abode or engaged in illegal activities in the forests.
The mayor who went with a team of military, police, CID and Journalists was to arrest and proxicute adults who uses the forests in doing all forms of illegalilties in the metropolis.
UK based Ghanaian musician, Fuse ODG and the ‘Rap doctor’, Okyeame Kwame, have been announced as ambassadors to promote the consumption of cocoa by the Ghana Tourism Authority.
While Fuse ODG would be promoting cocoa use among Ghanaians living abroad, Okyeame Kwame would be doing same among his compatriots locally.